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Old 09-19-2003, 02:03 PM
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Exclamation Don't add more additives to your lubricants

Check out the following demonstrations and thread on the possible pitfalls of adding additives to your car's lubricants (e.g., engine, tranny, and gear oils).

In short, it is suggested that the addition of "anything" throws off the "balance" of the base lubricant. In this case, while adding Lucas' additives might increase the "crawl/stickiness" it doesn't include additional anti-foam additives, so when the gears get moving, air becomes trapped, you get cavitation, and less lubrication.;f=5;t=000207;p=1

What do you all think?

:-) neil

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Old 09-19-2003, 07:07 PM
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I'm a firm believer of buying the absolute best lubricants available on the market (OEM Recommended) and changing them frequently. Of course I'd only do this in a vehicle I planned on keeping for a very long time.

I've worked in the oil and many other chemical industries and I know that it takes years to develop a new or improved product. I can't imagine how someone elses formula is going to improve or enhance every single product on the market and I know in most instances a slight change of chemistry can make a huge difference. Why would anyone take that chance? Spend your money on the best and forget about buying additives which supposedly improves on someone elses base chemistry.

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Old 09-19-2003, 09:45 PM
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Originally posted by placo1
I'm a firm believer of buying the absolute best lubricants available on the market (OEM Recommended) and changing them frequently.

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'93 W124.036 199/040 leder; 8.25x17 EvoIIs, up in flames...LITERALLY!
'93 W124.036 481/040 leder; euro delivery; 8.25x17 EvoIIs
'88 R107.048 441/409 leder; Euro lights
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